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The Daily Word in Arizona firefighters, New Mexico water plan and meth in the pelvis

An Arizona wildfire claims the lives of 19 firefighters.

Zimmerman trial update: The jury was able to listen to Zimmerman's interview tape from the night of the Trayvon Martin shooting, which could give clues as to who the "aggressor" was.

Europe wants to know if the U.S. has been bugging them ... otherwise, we can kiss that trans-Atlantic free trade agreement bye-bye.

Sen. Karen Peterson and her partner, Vikki Bandy, become first same-sex couple to legally marry in Delaware!

Wait a minute ... so that's one well (or spring) for 290 water systems? So, what's plan B?

New Mexico orders another trial for Manuel Turrietta, who was convicted for killing Alberto Sandoval in 2006 in a gang-related shooting.

Ashley Browder's memorial banner taken down from the corner of Paseo Del Norte and Eagle Ranch Road.

Wow Claudia! That's a whole pound of meth! How'd you get that in there?

Hello sir, I believe this arm is yours ...

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The Daily Word in Arizona's voting law, news on same sex marriage and New Mexico fire updates

Supreme Court shuts down Arizona voting law that requires people to show citizenship verification.

A Pew Study concludes that news stories revolving around same sex marriage have taken on more of a supportive stance rather than an opposing view.

So ... they're still looking for Jimmy Hoffa?

Zimmerman trial enters second week of jury selection.

New Mexico wildfire update from fire officials: Thompson Ridge is 80 percent contained. Tres Lagunas is 90 percent contained. Jaroso is zero percent contained. White's Peak is 25 percent contained, and Silver Fire is five percent contained.

Some Albuquerque home invaders messed with the wrong woman.

Some don't see eye to eye on the "Rio Grande Vision."

So now you wanna lick some eyeballs?

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The Daily Word in Snowden's "disappearance," Syrian rebels and the Zimmerman trial

Whooping cough claimed 10 children. Could lack of vaccines be a factor?

Where did Edward Snowden go?

The Zimmerman trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin starts today ...

Will the U.S. back Syrian rebels?

The Levi Chavez murder trial starts today as well ...

Ahem ... sir! That golf cart is not free!

New Mexico democrats rally to save federal special ed funding.

Officials say Thompson Ridge fire is 40 percent contained, while Kingston, N.M. has been issued a formal evacuation due to a fire in the Gila National Forest.

Val Midwest is on a photo spree!

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The Daily Word in tropical storms, wildfires, government surveillance

James Holmes changes his plea of 'not guilty' to 'not guilty by reason of insanity.'

Tropical Storm Andrea makes her way up the east coast.

Meanwhile in New Mexico, more fire.

A Seattle woman is attempting to live without food for six months, planning to sustain herself on water and sunlight.

US spy chief James Clapper strongly defends government phone and internet surveillance.

Belen Middle School teacher may have been running a fake booster club.

Don't you just hate it when you're trying to be all romantic so you go to your girlfriend's house naked to propose, but it's not her house?

Paula Deen is rolling out her own line of butter.

Happy Donut Day!

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The Daily Word sees fires, fires, everywhere

A fast-growing wildfire northwest of Los Angeles has already forced thousands to evacuate and is threatening a U.S. naval base.

While ground crews continued to battle the 50-acre Piedra fire in the Sandias, several more fires of suspicious origin sparked along the La Luz Trail and in Rio Rancho.

Jury panel in Philadelphia debating murder charges against abortion provider Kermit Gosnell as they start their third full day of deliberations.

Amber Alert issued for missing teens Misty Chyann Sloan and Savannah Meshell Sloan out of Kingsland, Texas.

America’s worst professional baseball team is from New Mexico. Yaaay.

Fugitive Joanne Chesimard is the first woman on the FBI’s list of Most Wanted Terrorists.

What’s your favorite pizza topping? Hmm, let see … I like pepperoni, artichoke hearts, extra cheese and, of course, plastic fragments. Ooh and maybe rat meat.

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The Daily Word in tax cuts, Roswell anniversary, mismatched mummies.

All 135 space shuttle launches ... at the same time.

Gov. Hickenlooper lifts fire ban in Colorado.

Obama calls for tax cut extension for the middle class.

Woman killed after a hug with an off-duty cop caused his gun to misfire.

Yesterday marked the 65th anniversary of the Roswell landing. The government says it wasn't aliens, but this ex-CIA agent thinks otherwise.

Bodies of Scottish mummies turn out to be composite remains of multiple people.

This couple is extremely devestated over a missing iguana they believe was stolen from their home. Iggy the iguana is worth about $200, but for Abby Jacoby, it's not about the price, "it's about getting back a piece of her family."

Need to catch a burglar? Just follow his potato chip trail.

Allow this video of polar bear cubs playing in the snow to make your day so, so much better.

Let's go to Tatooine!

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The Daily Word in Obamacare decision, cranberry blues, Lonesome George.

Supreme Court has not yet given an answer on Obamacare.

Don't you just hate it when you accidentally leave your gun in the Presbyterian bathroom?

Wildfires in Colorado threaten popular tourist destinations.

Alex Trebek suffered a mild heart attack over the weekend.

'Partying teens' may be cause of bosque fire.

Haters gonna hate, Slater's gonna slate.

Cranberry growers worry about upcoming nutritional changes in schools.

Former Truth or Consequences police officer under investigation after marrying a pregnant 15-year-old.

New shoe-thievery trend involves stealing left and right display shoes from different stores.

Ah, the breastaurant boom.

RIP Lonesome George.

V.20 No.21 | 5/26/2011
Smokey the Bear
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The Engine Crew Captain

Fighting wildfires in New Mexico

Sunbear Vierra wears a wildland firefighter uniform to his interview with the Alibi. He has to be prepared to leave at a moment's notice. Donning flame-resistant pants and a Forest Service T-shirt, Vierra says he's not optimistic about this year. “It looks bad," he says.

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